Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A big finish from my UFO wish list!

It's finally finished!
It is bigger than my design wall so the photo isn't great quality, but here it is!
Date started: January 2008
Date finished: March 2010
Number of pieces: 2519 (not counting borders - calculations here)
Pattern designer:  Bonnie Hunter (page 42 in Scraps & Shirttails book)
Pattern name: Carolina Crossroads, but my version is called "Colour Crossroads"
Pieced and quilted in green thread: by me!
All the fabrics on the pieced top, the scrappy backing and the binding came from my stash...woohoo!
I changed the blue corners I had originally sewn on, since none of the blog readers who left comments on this post liked the blue...now they're green and I do like that better...thanks for the advice!
The binding is made from striped black and white fabrics.
And now I will adjust my UFO wish list on my sidebar! It feels so great to meet a goal!

26 comments:

Quilts And Pieces said...

OMG - it is wonderful! But I"m a sucker for that color green. The green and black just draw my eyes to it!

swooze said...

Hurray!! Wonderful!

Thelma said...

Wow, 2 years in the making. Well it was worth the wait, it's lovely. Great job, Congratulations!!

Diane said...

bee-u-tee-ful!! I'd say it was worth 2 years to get it done, love the colors and the movement..good for you!!!!

Ginger Patches said...

WOO HOO!!! You did a great job!! It's just beautiful. Darn I may end up being the last person to finish it lol!!

Rose Marie said...

Bravo, a great quilt and a finished UFO .... can't get any better than that!

Andrea said...

Hurray Kathy - such a great feeling when you finish a quilt and it is a beauty - give yourself a pat on the back and have some chocolate to celebrate :-)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful, you must be so very pleased with your finish..

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

GOSH---those colors are FUN!!!!
Amazing finish, Kathy!

cozy quilter said...

I love the colours you chose! Nice to see one of the items on your list marked DONE! I received my Leaders and Enders book today from Bonnie Hunter. I have already picked out a few projects I would like to make... I have a few things to finish first.

Kathie said...

just beautiful
love the colors!!!!!
congrats on a wonderful finish!
Kathie

The Calico Cat said...

WOW! I like your version best!

scrappynanna said...

Doesn't it feel great stroking off an item on a list of things to do...I love it!!!!!!

Jeanne said...

Kathy, congratulations on finishing your Crossroads quilt! I love the green. It sure feels great when you can take a project off of your UFO list.

Heather said...

Who would have thought that changing those 4 corner blocks would have made such a difference. Congrats on the finish.

julieQ said...

Oh wow, wow!! I love your color choices..what a wonderful quilt. Enjoy cuddling under that beauty!

Zoey said...

Congrats on another finish. Love the green and black!

Candace said...

It's stunning, and I'll bet a great feeling to have it done. I did a version with only one of the blocks, and I really like it, but it is still only a top.
Your colors are so different and pretty.

Greenmare said...

yes, the green is fabulous!!!
wow what an eye catching quilt!

Linda said...

Wow, good for you and it looks great! I love the colors too.

Quiltingfool said...

I believe this is my favorite of Bonnies quilts. I loved mine and yours is gorgeous.
Good job.
Judi in Ohio

Diane said...

Great job and good finish, 2+ years beats lots of people who die with quilt tops undone. You aren't going to be one of them, right? Keep inspiring me. I'm new to quilting and loving all the bloggers.

Nann said...

Wonderful color choices! Congratulations on the finish.

Lynn E said...

Completely LOVE the colors!!!
Nice work , now can you come help me with my Halloween Crush?

Helen in the UK said...

FABULOUS quilt!!! LOVE the colour scheme and so glad you changed those corners to the green, although the little touches of turq in the body of quilt give it 'zing' :)

Margeeth said...

Congratulations on this finish. I think it is a marvelous quilt and quite an achievement that you quilted it on a regular sewing machine.